Teach Me To Whisper

Teach Me To Whisper

A Poem by Linda Marie Van Tassell
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Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush against the cheek of the illumined sky.

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Teach me to whisper like early-morn blush

against the cheek of the illumined sky,

like the green blades of grass beside the rush

of the river that is hastening by.


Teach me the love that is found in a rose

and written in crimson calligraphy

across the earth, making merry of woes,

in a swirl of fire and epiphany.


Teach me the touch of immortal extent,

wherein forever is found in a flash,

where shadows of thought are an aliment,

a source of life among ruin and ash.


Teach me the hope of the blossoming bud,

tremendously tender and spun sublime,

with her flesh on fire from euphoric blood

and flaming curves that are bedewed with time.


Teach me the truth of mist on the water,

the white shroud of silence that drapes the blue,

where shadows hush like a quiet daughter,

waiting for the winds of a warmer hue.


Teach me the love of a lifetime of bliss,

where warm shades of passion burn like a fire,

where foreplay flutters are born in the kiss

between lips of unquenchable desire.


Teach me the joy that I see in your eyes

whenever I see you looking at me,

in that intimate way you alchemize

and turn my soul into a rhapsody.


Teach me to whisper the words of my heart,

the lover's song that I'm aching to sing

and bridge the distance which keeps us apart

by teaching heart how to lift its redwing.

© 2017 Linda Marie Van Tassell


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Linda Marie Van Tassell

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Incredible...a sublime mix of hearthstone, open skies, and heartbeats.
'Teach me the love that is found in a rose
and written in crimson calligraphy
across the earth, making merry of woes,
in a swirl of fire and epiphany.'

Your touch in this poem beggars description. Where has your work been hiding?

Wonderfully complete and truly, truly original.

Daniel


Posted 10 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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This offering seems to bridge the gap between the romantic and the spiritual, because whereas the tone and imagery of the last three verses remind of Keats and Shelly, some of the earlier verses could have been penned by William Blake. The imagery is unique throughout the poem, the meter well managed and the rhyming fresh and unstrained. This one will require a number of readings to really appreciate it. Very well done.

Posted 1 Week Ago


this is lovely

thank you

Posted 3 Months Ago


This is an gorgeous poem. A very well written piece here. Enjoyed

Posted 4 Months Ago


A truly gorgeous poem. Lovely rhythm to the piece, the repetition is soft and soothing ...

Posted 4 Months Ago


This is absolutely wonderful, and your visual poetry is great, too.
I have to go now, though.
Reading this was a pleasure, but you've inspired me to write something of my own...
Thank you for that.
Always grateful.



-Louis

Posted 6 Months Ago


You teach the reader, as they absorb the thirst for understanding. What are we, if not a question mark, seeking to be one with what was always in us, waiting to be understood?

Posted 7 Months Ago


Speechless.....wow...i just love it so much. I want it in a frame on my wall!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


beautiful imagery in your words Linda Marie and what a haunting melody. A pleasure to read. Will


Posted 9 Months Ago


This poem has beautiful imagery and word choices. I love the way you worked within a strict structure and kept your form very consistent, which can be so tempting to drop particularly when talking about something emotional.

Posted 9 Months Ago


So poetic!!! Wonderful!!! The combination of words is amazing ! Great job!!!

Posted 10 Months Ago



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Linda Marie Van Tassell
Linda Marie Van Tassell

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Poetry has been my passion since I was about fifteen years old, and I love the structure of rhyme and meter moreso than just randomly throwing words upon a page without any form whatsoever. Whi.. more..

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